Domesticating Electricity : Technology, Uncertainty and Gender, 1880-1914 Paperback
Part of the Science & Culture in the Nineteenth Century series
This is an innovative and original socio-cultural study of the history of electricity during the late Victorian and Edward periods.
Gooday shows how technology, authority and gender interacted in pre-World War I Britain.
The rapid take-up of electrical light and domestic appliances on both sides of the Atlantic had a wide-ranging effect on consumer habits and the division of labour within the home.
Electricity was viewed by non-experts as potential threat to domestic order and welfare.
This broadly interdisciplinary study relates to a website developed by the author on the history of electricity.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
- Publication Date: 28/02/2018
- Category: History of science
- ISBN: 9780822965299
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